• WordNet 3.6
    • n concordat a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Concordat A compact, covenant, or agreement concerning anything.
    • Concordat An agreement made between the pope and a sovereign or government for the regulation of ecclesiastical matters with which both are concerned; as, the concordat between Pope Pius VII and Bonaparte in 1801.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n concordat An agreement; a compact; a convention; especially, an agreement between church and state.
    • n concordat Specifically— In canon law, a compact, covenant, or agreement concerning some beneficiary matter, as a resignation, permutation, promotion, or the like.
    • n concordat In civil law, a composition deed.
    • n concordat A convention or treaty between the see of Rome and any secular government, with a view to arrange ecclesiastical relations. The most celebrated modern concordat is that concluded in 1801 between Napoleon Bonaparte as first consul and Pius VII., defining. the restored privileges of the Roman Catholic Church in France, and regulating in detail the relations between the ecclesiastical and civil powers.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Concordat a term, though sometimes used of secular treaties, generally employed to denote an agreement made between the pope and a secular government
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. concordat, L. concordato, prop. p. p. of concordare,. See Concord
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. concorde—L. concordiaconcors, of the same heart, from con, together, cor, cordis, the heart.


In literature:

But the great French nation was consolidated in a twinkling, and the Concordat stood for more than a century.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
This legislation was definitely accepted by the emperor by the concordat of Worms (1119).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
The Church, by her Concordat, is replacing the old Holy Alliance.
"Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2) A Man Of Our Day" by Charles James Lever
Aschaffenburg, concordats of, ii.
"View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Henry Hallam
No settlement had been made since the concordat of 1861.
"The Career of Leonard Wood" by Joseph Hamblen Sears
Pageze (L.) French Socialist; has written on the Concordat and the Budget des Cultes, '86, Separation of Church and State, '87, etc.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
Documents sur la negociation du concordat.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
By the minute of August 10, 1840, the Committee of Council concluded what came to be known as the concordat with the church.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
Since the Concordat what have we had?
"The Cathedrals of Southern France" by Francis Miltoun
Papacy and Empire made a treaty of peace, known as the Concordat of Worms (1122).
"A Short History of Italy" by Henry Dwight Sedgwick
The concordat signed at Paris on the 15th July, 1801, between Pius VII.
"The Irish Ecclesiastical Record, Volume 1, January 1865" by Various
Their master-stroke was the Concordat of 1516, which meant an immense stride in the path towards absolutism.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 7" by Various
The Concordat concluded by Napoleon with the papacy on the 26th Messidor of the year IX.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 8" by Various
The Concordat gave all ecclesiastical appointments to the Pope.
"From the Lakes of Killarney to the Golden Horn" by Henry M. Field
But then his ministers probably don't wish for a concordat, and they have constant access to his ear.
"The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6" by E. Rameur
The cantons which entered into this concordat were Bern, Zurich, Luzern, Solothurn, St. Gallen, Aargau, and Thurgau.
"The Revolutionary Movement of 1848-9 in Italy, Austria-Hungary, and Germany" by C. Edmund (Charles Edmund) Maurice
Thus Consalvi was designated as he who arranged the concordat.
"The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12." by E. Rameur
Dread of another disruption is manifestly the only concordat that exists.
"British Quarterly Review, American Edition, Volume LIV" by Various
Concordat, The Spanish, of 1482, 491.
"A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)" by Thomas M. Lindsay
The signing of the Concordat by Pope Pius VII.
"Military Career of Napoleon the Great" by Montgomery B. Gibbs

In news:

(The Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano published a statement on July 2 saying that the concordat implied no moral approval of Nazism, and Pacelli would make the same point later.
) Yet the price Hitler demanded for the concordat was stiff—the complete withdrawal from politics (and therefore from any possible resist...